Skip to main content

About your Search

20121001
20121009
STATION
LANGUAGE
Search Results 0 to 7 of about 8 (some duplicates have been removed)
KCSMMHZ
Oct 1, 2012 9:30am PDT
-- filling the rice bowl -- madagascar tests new crop- growing methods. energy on tap -- hydro-electric dams in turkey that don't ruin the landscape. and a liter of light -- how a simple idea is changing lives in the philippines. already in 2012, prices for staple grains have climbed by around 50%. that's bad news for all of us consumers, and a reason for great concern in the poorest parts of the world. the un's food agency is already warning of more famines on the way, as the third major price hike in five years begins to bite. the main reason for the current climb is that three of the world's largest wheat exporters -- america, russia and australia -- are suffering simultaneous droughts. but that's not the only factor that drives volatility on food markets. we looked at the reasons why rising prices can start to spin out of control. >> grain has always glowed gold -- and these days, it's worth almost as much. this year has seen food prices soar. between june and september of this year, the price of corn suged 50%, while the price of wheat jumped 45% and soy 40%. what's behind these dramati
KCSMMHZ
Oct 2, 2012 9:30am PDT
for those who have been fighting against a source of energy they say is simply too risky. but some are still in favor of nuclear power, despite the risks. among them as belarus, one of the worst affected in the aftermath of chernobyl in 1986. yet, alexander lukashenko, known as europe's last dictator, is having a brand-new reactor built in his country. >> the northwest corner of belarus near the lithuanian corner, one of the lucky areas of the country that was not contaminated by the chernobyl nuclear disaster. a peculiar choice of location for the poverty-stricken nation to build its first nuclear power plant. the first buildings sport a quote by victor lukashenko. the technology is russian. moscow's lending belarus nearly 10 billion euros to build this, the first of its kind. according to the government, the majority of belarussians support the project. we've been told to follow this white car to a place where we can talk. tatiana, like most others here, does not want to be seen speaking with western journalists, especially not if they oppose nuclear energy. she is comfortable talking here
KCSMMHZ
Oct 8, 2012 9:30am PDT
a precedent. >> this is safe energy and clean as well. it doesn't actually emit the greenhouse gases that we are trying to stop. so it is a good idea to start, and when resources allow, we'll replicate to other areas as well. >> at the end of the day, nicolas has a lot to think about. >> i'm really super impressed at how many projects i could see on my first day: the biogas plant, the compost toilets -- and that you really see that it's helping the people. and i hope i'll work well with the others and help move things forward. >> the next morning, nicolas is expected to not just watch, but pitch in as well. ecofinder wants to stem the rapidly growing consumption of fire wood and subsequently reduce co2 emissions in the region. the organization is promoting the use of energy saving stoves. >> there is a big stone which incites the heat and also reduces the amount of would you need. >> nicolas is happy with his first day on the job. but he also feels a little strange about it. >> if you come here as a white foreigner to show the people something new, then that could give the impression that yo
KCSMMHZ
Oct 8, 2012 2:30pm PDT
over trade and economic practices. the u.s. has accused china of unfairly subsidizing renewable energy and the auto industry in china expressing complaints to the wto. clogs let's get to the u.s. election campaign. romney accused obama of failing to lead in the middle east. is going to frame his positions ahead of the next presidential debate next week. we have some analysis from our russian and correspondents in just a moment, but first tier are a few clips. >> it is our responsibility and the responsibility of the president to use our greatest power to shape history, not lead from behind the. destiny at the mercy of events. i will put the leaders of iran on notice that the u.s. and our friends and allies will prevent them from acquiring nuclear weapon capability. i will not hesitate to impose sanctions on iran and will tighten the sanctions we currently have. >> max hoffman was in lexington for that speech. foreign policy was never at the heart of romney's message. he has always been about the economy. what did we learn about him here? are we looking at a new conservative republican?
KCSMMHZ
Sep 30, 2012 5:30pm PDT
' energy saving consciousness will boost the sales for thermal underwear. >>> new york city announced plans to build the world's tallest ferris wheel on staten island. it's expected to become a popular tourist attraction for panoramic views. city officials say the wheel will be 190.5 meters tall, more than 25 meters taller than the one in singapore. passengers will take about 38 minutes to go around. the city plans to begin construction of the ride and its surrounding shopping center in 2014. the entire facility is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2015. staten island is the least populated of new york cities boroug boroughs. >>> the gaming industry is booming in japan driven by a rapid inside in smart phone users. but it faces a serious shortage of programmers. a maker of game software has organized a programmer contest to find talented people. among the contestants were a handful of high school students. >> reporter: 22 finalists gathered in tokyo for the contest earlier this month. all of them are students. the total prize money is about $13,000. mori is one of three high school st
KCSMMHZ
Oct 4, 2012 2:30pm PDT
, rising unemployment, and spend his energy and passion, for two years, fighting for obama care, instead of fighting for jobs for the american people. it has killed jobs. >> the president defended his national health care program and he called romney the wrong man to stave off future financial crises. >> does anybody out there think that the big problem we had is that there was too much oversight and regulation of wall street? because if you do, then governor romney is your candidate. >> romney has been trailing obama in the polls. it remains to be seen whether his debate performance will change the presidential race. >> the european central bank is keeping interest rates at an historic low of 0.75%, resisting pressure for cuts to boost the ailing eurozone economy. the ecb president, mario draghi, said the bank is ready to help buy eurozone bonds to help troubled eurozone member countries. how did the markets react to the latest developments? our correspondent sent us this report from the frankfurt stock exchange. >> inflation has spiked. it is a surprising development. one that has prob
Search Results 0 to 7 of about 8 (some duplicates have been removed)